Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus)
hunting at Langstrup Mose
Northern Zealand 10 miles north of Copenhagen under
the clear sky of Friday, January 5. 2007.
Do not underestimate the
power of this guy. With it’s strong broad wings, athletic
Musculous body it surely comes off a lot different bird than the
common Buzzard. Quit an appearance. Being so close to this
stunning beauty. Stunning yes, if for nothing else, for the fact
that it doesn’t seam to give a damn about the young man with the
Showing its prey, proudly putting it on display, but that’s the
wonderful thing about photography. It makes time stand still.
Stops what’s really flowing. And as one of the wonderful little
extras that come with digital cameras, you can check the time
things happened afterwards. And metadata clearly shows, that the
fisrst six frames of this series was shot within 2 seconds. Take
a look at it. Five of them within that same second, and all of
it within 60 seconds. After the minute the predator was back in
the air hunting.